College of Applied Science and Technology

Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management offers specialized and practical course experience with options in restaurant management, hotel and lodging operations, and culinary arts.

Training is focused on helping students to develop their own operational systems and management structure to broaden their career base in the highly interrelated fields within the hospitality industry.

Hospitality Management students also manage their own full service restaurant, The Crystal Room Bistro, located in Gallucci Hall. Beginning in fall 2015, the Hospitality Management Program will be located in a larger and better equipped facility. We look forward to welcoming you there.

Download the Hospitality Management brochure.

Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Hospitality Management Program is to prepare professionally responsible and competent individuals to lead others who will make meaningful contributions to the hospitality industry, their communities and develop a global perspective.

Goals of the Hospitality Management Program include:

  1. Critical Thinking – Provide students with an educational environment that encourages critical thinking and problem solving so that active and integrated learning may occur.
  2. Communication Skills – Enhance and accelerate the development of students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills.
  3. Technology – Provide programs that promote the understanding, application, and the use of current technology.
  4. Workforce Preparation – Provide educational programs through which students can obtain knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to begin or continue their career and professionally compete in a global marketplace.
  5. Ethics / Citizenship – Encourage ethical decision making through responsible action toward peers, the university, the community, environmental issues and multicultural understanding.
  6. Diversity – Promote diversity by enabling all individuals regardless of age, economic status, disability or ethnic background to meet their intended educational objectives.
  7. Teaching – Use methods that accommodate student differences in learning abilities, style, aptitude, and background.
  8. Assessment – Review, evaluate, and update program goals, outcomes, and program curriculum continuously.
  9. Student Retention – Create an atmosphere that fosters student retention and progress toward completion of their academic programs.

Recent Employers

  • Walt Disney World
  • Westfield Country Club
  • Portage Country Club
  • Sheraton Suites
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Crave
  • Palotta Pastries

Scholarships Available to Hospitality Students

Hospitality Club & Garde Manger Club

Ice & Vegetable Carving Festival - January 2012 (see pics)

Hospitality Students WOW us with Vegetable Carving Skills (photos)

Chef Alford Demonstrates Ice Carving

Hospitality Management News

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Hospitality Management Programs

Associate Degrees


Minor Degrees
Minor degrees will only be awarded at the time a student receives a baccalaureate degree and only if the over-all GPA for the minor courses is at least a 2.0.

Please note: Contact CAST Academic Advising Services for any updates.

More News

  • Chef Richard Alford, hospitality management instructor, is featured in a Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press story on a fruit and vegetable carving competition.
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